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Wednesday, January 16, 2013


The word for this week is wordsmith [wurd-smith], a noun that can mean either "an expert in the use of words" or "a person (journalist, novelist, etc.) whose vocation is writing". I don't think I'd ever heard the word until maybe two years ago or so... and now I hear (and see) it all the time. I like the word. It reminds me of "blacksmith" -- I picture someone forging several glowing words together,  creating a shiny new story or poem.

I loved listening to the professor, 
a brilliant wordsmith whose entertaining lectures 
always attracted crowds of students.

I would love to be a real wordsmith 
some day, getting paid to write.

After reading a selection 
of her cleverly crafted poetry, 
I knew she was worthy of the title "wordsmith".

Do you know any wordsmiths?  Would you like to be one?

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